Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans: Duke Kahanamoku
May 6, 2021 — The first 'Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans' features Duke Kahanamoku, an American and Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. The session explores how Kahanamoku embodied global citizenry by investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and above all, taking action on issues that were important to him. (19 min., 52 sec.)
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center for Global Education launched a new series called Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans. The series features inspiring Asian Americans and explores their specific contributions to life in America. These mini-lessons are perfect for children ages 5-12 and will aim to spark the curiosity of young learners by helping them to build a more inclusive understanding of American history.